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Chinese Hercules (1973)

Ma tou da jue dou (original title)
A martial arts fighter, haunted by his past, takes a job as a dock worker in a small village. His vow never to fight again is tested by the cruel owner of the pier.

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Credited cast:
Wai-Man Chan ...
Shen Wei Ta
Fan Chiang ...
Miss Ho
Yeh Fang ...
Lee Hsi
Bolo Yeung ...
Chiang Tai (as Yang Sze)
Feng Chiang ...
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Fung Yuen ...
Girl Beggar (as Feng Yuan)
Tin Leung ...
Boss Chan (as Tin Liang)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chi Ping Chang
Ti-Ko Chen
John Cheung
Tao Chiang
Di Chin ...
Wu Ah-mao
Yuet Sang Chin
Alan Chung San Chui
Fat Chung
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A martial arts fighter, haunted by his past, takes a job as a dock worker in a small village. The villagers are dependent on the traffic that comes to the pier, which gives its cruel owner too much power over his beleaguered workers. The situation worsens when an even crueler gangster takes control. His most powerful weapon is his henchman, a muscle-bound brute, who remorselessly and easily cracks the skulls and breaks the necks of anyone who gets in the way. The new dock worker had sworn never to fight again, but the deaths of his co-workers force him to act. Written by J. Spurlin

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2 January 1974 (USA)  »

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The film played theaters in New York, Cleveland, and parts of Illinois and Florida with "Black Nightmare in Blood" serving as a second feature. See more »

Quotes

[first lines, dubbed version]
Young Woman: Shen Wei Ta, you're practicing at night?
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Is there no one who save the village from this massive foe?
5 August 1999 | by (Portland, Oregon) – See all my reviews

A small village is under the thumb of the local cigarette-flipping Boss Chan (Liang Tim) and his hired thugs, including a giant of a man, Chiang Tai (Bolo Yeung). A man, seeking to run away from his past (he killed someone in a fight) seeks refuge there, vowing never to lift his hand against another man again.

Memorable Quotes: "First we kill 'em, then we dump 'em"


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